Texas Elector Resigns: ‘I Cannot Vote For Trump, He’s Not Qualified’
A Member of The Texas Electoral College has just resigned his post in protest over the laws which obligate him to vote for Donald Trump, according to several news reports. Art Sisneros wrote on his personal blog on Saturday that he will resign as an elector because he refuses to cast a vote for Donald Trump.
In a blog post entitled ‘Conflicted Elector In A Corrupt College’, Sisneros details his displeasure with the way that democracy has been twisted; that his party has forced him to swear an oath to toe the party line and support a candidate that he cannot in good conscience support:
“The Republican party of Texas declares their #1 principle is to honor God and original intent of the Constitution. They then force Electors to make a pledge that is contrary to both,” he wrote.
“I do not see how Donald Trump is biblically qualified to serve in the office of the Presidency. Of the hundreds of angry messages that I have received, not one has made a convincing case from scripture otherwise. If Trump is not qualified and my role, both morally and historically, as an elected official is to vote my conscience, then I can not and will not vote for Donald Trump for President. I believe voting for Trump would bring dishonor to God,” Sisneros added.
“Since I can’t in good conscience vote for Donald Trump, and yet have sinfully made a pledge that I would, the best option I see at this time is to resign my position as an Elector,” Sisneros continued. “This will allow the remaining body of Electors to fill my vacancy when they convene on Dec 19 with someone that can vote for Trump. The people will get their vote. They will get their Skittles for dinner. I will sleep well at night knowing I neither gave in to their demands nor caved to my convictions. I will also mourn the loss of our republic.”
The Trump team fears that Sisneros departure will start a wave of defections that can nullify Trump’s election victory, a source close to the campaign told Politico.